Tayor HooP Mihaly & Huth

Tayor HooP Mihaly & Huth

 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BandRockClassic Rock

Finger Snappin', Toe Tappin', Foot Stompin', Crowd Pleasin' - Alternative - Rock

And at times when the mood calls, We perform love songs, and funny all join in and sing songs!

I also perform solo.

Biography

Taylor HooP Mihaly & Huth


     In June 2016 I moved from Brooklyn, New York back to Cleveland, Ohio and eventually (February 2017) started a new band. An amazing group of like minded and talented musicians. 

     It's been a great surprise and pleasure to learn that people of all ages are identifying with the restless innocence, mischief, social injustice, humor and love that I write about. This makes me feel that I am staying the path for the next generations.
The new band consists of Bob Taylor - Percussionist, vocals. Michael Mihaly - Lead guitar, vocals and Catherine Huth - Bass.

I'm a child of the 50's, yes a rock n' roll kid growing up, but also influenced by all music.



I write in a variety of music styles - Blues, Pop, Country, Folk, Reggae and Rock n' Roll. We also perform  familiar cover songs from the '60's and early '70's in our act.

In December 2013, singer/songwriter Tracy Marie from Cleveland, Ohio added a song I wrote "I'm Sorry" to her new Cd True Blue. It was released in March 2014.
In January 2016 John Rainey of The John Rainey Project was sent my song "Just Give Me My Music." I believe it will be on his next CD.


Musicians that have joined me in the past in Brooklyn New York from 2012 to December 2015:
John Saegaert, Lead guitar and vocals.

HooP & HoT LovE
Consisting of four very beautiful and talented young women, singer, songwriters:
Erel Pilo- Vocals, Keyboards, Uke and Bass
Sarah Thompson- Percussion and Vocals
Allyson Clare- Violin & Vocals


As a band from June 2010 til June 2016:
Boris Kovacevic - Drums 
Alec Grbac - Lead guitar
Michael Hayes, Bass - Sept 2013 til June 2016
Peter Weiss: from June 2010 til Sept. 2013 

These other musicians join me when I perform in the Cleveland area and I've performed with them for more than 30 years, sometimes as a group and many times as a duo:
Gregg Westlake, Guitar, harmonica and vocals.
Mike Hoffman, bass guitar
and... Sam the hand man-Sam Phillips on drums.

Check out more about me by clicking an icon above: Songs, Press, Pictures, Video.



Lyrics

Welcome Fool to the Stool Next to Mine

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner

WELCOME FOOL…
TO THE STOOL NEXT TO MINE
Words by Jerry Alter/Gary Hoopengardner
Music by Gary Hoopengardner

Chorus
D C C
Welcome fool to the stool next to mine__ tell me your troubles I’ll tell you
D
mine__

D C C
Since she left I’ve got nothing but time__ so welcome fool to the stool next to
D
mine__

Verse 1
D G
I was sittin’ at a honky tonk crying over my beer__
A D
Feeling sorry for myself, till you walked in here__
D G
You sat at the bar; hell you looked worse off than I__
A D
So I said: “the next ones on me”__
D G
We rose our glasses and toasted our hard luck__
A D
I thought everything was fine__
D G
Sat for a lonely minute: it seemed more like hours__
A D
So I got your attention with a smile, and I said:__

Repeat chorus

Verse 2
You leaned over: head hanging low__
I could only guess your hound dog died or John Deere let you go__
Or maybe your woman left with the pickup like mine__
So tell me your troubles, I’ve got the time__
Saw the tattoo on your arm, matched the one I had__
It said forever Marylou, and I started feeling sad__
It seems the woman that left you was the same one who left me__
So let’s toast our pain and misery__ And we said:__

Repeat chorus

Bridge
Bm G A Bm
Now wouldn’t you just know__ it turns out to be true__
Bm G A Bm
She was cheating on me__ while she was cheating on you__
Bm G A Bm
I thought she was faithful__ but it’s oh so plain to see__
Bm G A A
She was cheating on you__ while she was cheating on me_

Repeat chorus

Well you might guess from the title, this is a sorrowful song about a poor fellow sitting at a bar waiting for someone to share his troubles about a woman that left. There is a sudden twist in the middle of the song. This is a good ole’ fast paced country two-step.

©2005 HOOPSONGS PUBLISHING BMI

Earth Day Everyday

Written By: Gary & Laura Hoopengardner

Earth Day Earth Day, it's a special day__ Earth Day Earth day, time to change our ways__ Earth Day Earth day, listen to what we say__ Earth day Earth day, a special day__
Earth day's a special day, that we share with everyone__ save the earth, save the land, save the world__
Rain forest is breaking down, much of the world's polluted, save the earth, save the land__
Earth day, Earth Day, it's a special day__ Earth Day, Earth Day, time to change our ways__ Earth Day, Earth Day, listen to what we say__ Earth Day, Earth day, a special day__
I want to breathe clean air__ I want to play in green fields__ I want to swim in the ocean__ And walk in the forest all day__ We've got to save our planet__ Right now, I know we can't wait__ We got to stop wastin' energy__ I pray that it's not too late__
Save the Earth, Save te land, Save the world__ (3x's)
Save the Earth, Save the land__
Earth Day Earth Day, its a special day__ Earth Day Earth Day, time to change our ways__ Earth Day Earth Day, listen to what we say__ Earth Day Earth Day make a better day__ Earth Day Earth Day, time to change our ways__ Earth Day, Earth Day, listen to what we say__ Earth Day Earth Day, should be everyday__
Reduce, reuse, recycle__ (9xs) repeat and fade

Dylan's Shoes

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner

DYLAN’S SHOES
Words and music by Gary Hoopengardner

G C G C
From the protests of the sixties, to the new age point of view__
G C G C
Some call him a genius, a metaphorical guru__
G C G C
Born again and bleeding, when he broke all the rules__
G C G C
We listen to his sermons, teaching love to see us through__
Am G/C
No matter your religion, take time to walk in Dylan’s shoes__

He asks; where are you going young man, in such a rush__
You need not worry and you need not to fuss__
They’re waiting for you up ahead; just don’t cross over their line__
Singing that same old song, waiting for a sign from above__
They need to walk in Dylan’s shoes__

Children of the world, its time to tell__ about this illusion__
You all call heaven and hell__
God is not the father, but she is your best friend__
Take this message to your heart and try to understand, that it’s true__
Take time to walk in Dylan’s shoes__

Ah, sweet Andrea Levy, where are you now__?
You took your heart from my soul, that pain I can’t allow__
So I’m standing on the outside, tripping with the fools__
Waiting for a time when they’ll be no rules, to be with you__
Till then I’ll walk in Dylan’s shoes__

Are you a child of the times, reaching for the sky__?
Searching for answers before you die__
Our souls are one I tell you, but they’re not the same__
You hold the key to love and fear, so how will you play the game__
I’m asking you, take time to walk in Dylan’s shoes__

He asked; where have you been old man, still in such a rush__?
I see you’re bleeding, but you need not to fuss__
They’re no longer waiting up a head, for you to cross the line__
And that same old same old song, well they found the sign from above__
Now they’re walking in Dylan’s shoes__

Ending
G C
Walking in Dylan’s shoes__ Yes I’m walking, yes I’m walking__
In his shoes, his shoes, his shoes__ D/G

A tribute to Robert Zimmerman. He never identified himself as anything more than an observer of our times. A true mark of a poet.

©2006 Gary Hoopengardner

About Tomorrow

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner & Gregg Westlake

ABOUT TOMORROW
Words by Gregg Westlake/Gary Hoopengardner
Music by Gary Hoopengardner

Verse 1
Em D
Do you remember a time; we were care free about living__
A Em
And innocence, was our song__
Em D
We were fearless fools, hiding behind illusions__
A Em
Oh yes, our parents taught us well__
D A Em D A Em
Then we went our separate ways, our journeys took us far__
D A Em
Living our parents hell__

Chorus
Em D A Em
II: About tomorrow__ about tomorrow__ only time will tell__ :II
Em D A Em D A (Pause) E

Verse 2
E D
Then we found ourselves__ and we’re together__
A A E
To share these joys__ and spread the word__
E D
Not like before, ‘cause love’s forever__ we spend our time together__
A E
So join us now, in our song__
D A E D A E
We’re a little bit older now__ we laugh about the past__
D A E
Living our parents hell__

E D A E
About tomorrow__ about tomorrow__ only time will tell__

Verse 3
We still have the same dream__ share the same joys__
My friend, I do love you so__
And their tomorrow never comes__ when you live with love each day__
And the past, just an empty shell__

Yes we taught our children well__ their lessons have been learned__
But only time will tell__

Repeat chorus

This song captures two friends realizing that their parent’s warnings about not being prepared for the future is a myth. The illusions they were taught becomes unraveled as they discover that living with love in their hearts means no need to worry ‘About Tomorrow’. This is medium tempo folk rock tune.

© 2006 Gary Hoopengardner (8)
2010 Hoopsongs Publishing BMI

Well Adjusted

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner & Gregg Westlake

Well Adjusted
Words by Gregg Westlake & Gary Hoopengardner
Music by Gary Hoopengardner
G/G/F/F/G C/C/Bb/Bb/G
Verse 1
G/G F/F G C/C Bb/Bb G
Well use to be depressed__ obsessed and paranoid__
G/G F/F G C/C Bb/Bb/ G
And total blackness filled up my empty void__
G/G F/F G C/C Bb/Bb G
I’d spend my time conversing with the voices in my head__
G/G F/F G C/C Bb/Bb G
People would avoid me__ because of what I said__
Dmaj7thb5th
And those were the good times__
Verse 2
I use to think that I was different;__ ‘Cause I never seemed to fit in __
A Psycho neurotic, sociopath__ schizoaffective with a grin__
I never completed anything because I never wanted too__
And people would avoid me, afraid of what I might do__
And those were the good times__

Chorus
C Bb F/G C Bb G
But now I’m well adjusted__ I have a house and power tie__
C Bb F/G C Bb G
Now I can be trusted__ and look you straight in the eye__
C Bb F/G C Bb G
I’m so well adjusted;__ I’m liked where ever I go__
C Bb F/G C BbBb G
People line up to meet me__ Oh, no, no, no__
N/C Dmaj7b5 N/C II:GG/FF/ G CC/BbBb/ G:II 2x
I miss the good times__ But I’m well adjusted__

Verse 3
My car was a Junker__ a total rattle trap__
I never went anywhere__ even if I had a map__
And my pockets, they were empty__ so much of the time__
I’d stand on street corners__ saying buddy can you spare a dime__
And those were the good times__
Verse 4
The holes in my jeans were bigger than in my shoes__
All my friends would tell me, that I was the blues__
Sneaking in through back doors__ because I was a back door man__
Always getting rejected, because of the state I was in__
And even my hound dog was ashamed of me__
N/C
And those were the good times__

Chorus

Sometimes I write songs to make fun of circumstances. I always seem to be the subject of these little stories. I like to think of this as a Latin beat blues number like John Mayall’s’ Room to Move’.

© Hoopsongs Publishing BMI (64)

Why Do I Keep Tryin' Blues

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner

WHY DO I KEEP TRYIN’ BLUES
Words and Music by Gary Hoopengardner

Verse 1
E
I got the why do I keep tryin’ blues__
E E7
Running down my leg into my Sunday shoes__
A7 A7 E
Just hopin’ and praying no freak will try to save me too__!
B7 B7
‘Cause when your shoes are as worn as mine__
A7
You get the blues all the time__
E E7 B7
I got the why do I keep tryin’ blues__

Verse 2
I got those dead dog junk yard blues__
Wet night flat tire no spare blues__
Don’t wish for anything more__
It’s another night you won’t open your door__
You see the way that I live, love is all I got to give__
I got those why do I keep tryin’ blues__

Bridge
A7 E7 E7
You see hurt adds up to something__ no matter how you disbelieve__
A7 A7 B7 A E7 B7
So tie your shoes up tight__ and keep that doggy on the leash, on that leash__

Solo

Bridge

It seems you and me together__
Don’t ad up to more than you and me apart__
I thought love was forever__
But now you’re just a pain in my heart__
In my heart__

Verse 3
I got that everybody everything blues__
And I’m tired of paying all these dues__
But it’s not like before; you see I’m knocking on heaven’s door__
Till then I’ll keep on smiling, I’ll even keep on tryin’__
I got those___ why do I keep___ tryin’___ blues__

Do you ever feel like giving up? Expectations run high and patience runs short. Frustration, aggravation & plans fail. Somehow I pick up the pieces and start again. Thank you Jesus! A typical 12 bar blues shuffle.

©2006 Gary Hoopengardner (5)

Git-R-Done

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner

GIT- R- DONE
Words and music by Gary Hoopengardner
Written for”Larry the Cable Guy”

II:B~E~B (A) B~E~B (D/A):II 2x’s

Chorus
E/D/A E/D/A
GIT-R-DONE__ GIT-R-DONE__
E/D/A E/D/A
GIT-R-DONE__ GIT-R-DONE__

E D A E/D/A
Well he travels all around, making people laugh__
E D A E/D/A
From county fairs, rodeos and TV shows__
E D A E/D/A
Big clubs small clubs, he’s always on the run__
E D A E/D/A
His mama says he’s a funny son-of-gun__

All of us blue collar folks working hard for the pay__ ‘cause we all know it’s the American way__
Yeah we all got things that we got to do__ and Larry the Cable Guy sez to you__

Pre chorus
B C# A B C# A
GIT-R-DONE, GIT-R-DONE, done, done_ GIT-R-DONE, GIT-R-DONE, done, done__
N/C II: B~E~B (A) B~E~B (D/A):II
Then we’ll have some fun__!

Well the girls are all, lookin’ real pretty__ dressed kind of sexy and going to the city__
Drivin’ down the highway in a pick-up truck__ ready to raise a ruckus and try their luck__
Flirtin’ with the hard hats way up high__ they whistle back and the girls wave bye__
Turn the corner making the scene__ as they yell out Larry’s favorite thing__

Pre chorus

Chorus

The truckers are truckin’ and the builders are buildin’__ the mowers are mowin all day long__
The police are policin’, the towers are towin’__ I wonder if their work ever gets done__?
The nurses are nursin’ their jobs never end__ the sailors are sailin’ with all their friends__
The girls are busy wavin’ and having fun__ too busy to slow down, so they say on the run…

I first heard this expression from daughter Janet and her friends when I use to pick them
up from school. They would see people working in their yard or city workers doing road work and as we passed by they would yell ‘Git-R-Done’! and then laugh. I asked what was going on and Janet answered “It’s what ‘Larry the Cable Guy’ says in his comedy act”. Janet asked me to write a song using the expression. This is a tribute to ‘Larry the Cable Guy’.

©2005 HOOPSONGS PUBLISHING BMI

STUD

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner


STUD
Words and music
by Gary Hoopengardner

Intro E E D

A A A
Call__ if you feel like it babe__ if you feel like it babe call me__
D A D A
Anytime day or night__ I’ll make you feel alright__
D A D A N/C
When you’re lonely and cold__ in my arms I’ll hold you__ ‘cause…

Chorus
N/C E E
I’m a stud__ I’m a stud__
E E D A
I’m a stud;__ I’m your stud__ yeah!__

D A
And you’ll have me to satisfy your every need__
D A
Just call me__ you’ll see__
D A
I’m your lovin’ lover man__
D A
I’m your lovin’ lover man__

Repeat chorus

A A A
So babe__ if you want a lover__ right underneath your covers__
A A A
Just call me up tonight__ and I’ll make you feel alright__
D A D A
When you’re lonely and cold__ in my arms I’ll hold you__
D A D A
I’ll satisfy your every need__ just call me you’ll see__

Repeat chorus

This song is a tribute to the basic elements of rock n roll and the Rolling Stones because it is what rock n roll is all about. Sex, teenage rebellion and a hard driving beat!

© Gary Hoopengardner (13)

I'm Sorry

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner


I'M SORRY
Words and music
by Gary Hoopengardner

Intro
CC˜D
Ba ba bada da da__
CC˜D Ba ba bada da da__
CC˜D Ba ba bada da da__
CC˜D Ba ba bada da da__

Dm Em Dm Em
I didn't realize how much I loved you__
Dm Em Dm Em
I didn't realize how much we shared__
Dm Em Dm Em
I didn't realize how much I need you__
Dm Em Dm Em
I didn't realize that you wouldn't always be there__

Chorus
Dm G/F#/F Dm
But now I'm sorry__ for what I have done__
Dm G/F#/F Dm
Oh yes I'm sorry__ for what I have done__

Ba ba bada da da__
Ba ba bada da da__
Ba ba bada da da__
Ba ba bada da da__

I never realized how much I hurt you__
I never realize that you wouldn't always be here__
And now you're gone and I'm so lonely__
Yes I'm sorry babe, but now you don’t care__

Repeat chorus

Solo

Repeat Chorus and fade

Originally written as a slow ‘blues’, however the song became infected with a ‘swing’ virus to deliver the message of a relationship taken for granted.


©2005 Gary Hoopengardner (2)

Too Much Trouble

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner

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Too Much Trouble
Words by L. LaGuardia & G. Hoopengardner
Music by G. Hoopengardner

Dm/Em/Dm Funky bass riff and accented guitar rhythm

Chorus
Dm Em/Dm Dm Em/Dm
You say I’m too much trouble__ so why do you stay__?
Dm Em/Dm Dm Em/Dm
Cause if I’m too much trouble__ I can leave today_
Verse 1
Dm Em/Dm Em/Dm Dm Em/Dm Dm Em/Dm
I told you once__ you told me twice__ we can’t buy love___ ‘cause it don’t have a price__
We said when we met baby__ no expectations or needs__
We both are free__ without jealousies__
A7 A7
But now you’re acting so strange__ and everything has changed__
N/C Dm/Em/Dm
Because I’m too much trouble__

16 bar- solo

Verse 2
If I’m too much trouble__ then why can’t you resist__
You say I owned your heart__ the moment we kissed__
I talk about forever__ but you say that’s all wrong__
For me to wait__ no, no, because you’ll be gone__

But now you’re acting so strange__ and everything has changed__

I guess I’m too much trouble__

Chorus

Verse 3
I need to be feelin’__ that I control my day__
But you want to feel us open__ to change a long the way__
I wish that you could see__ there’s no trouble with me__
So why can’t forever be eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee__
A A7
Right now__ What is my love__?
N/C Dm/Em/Dm
If it’s too much trouble___
What is love__? What is love__? What is love__? It’s too much trouble__

She’s too much trouble? He’s too much trouble? Think again. What is love anyway? This funky dance rhythm may help you come to terms with the message of this song. (Don’t leave because of my darkness)
(33)

Just Give Me My Music

Written By: Gary Hoopengardner

I just can't get settled, and my friends are all married down__
You might think I'm crazy, huh, but I never frown__
Spend my time always jamin' because the words and notes are free__

Just got to play that music, that's how it's gotta be__
Just give me my music__ And a guitar in my hand__
And I'm the happiest man, in this whole damn land__

You're seduced by the passion, and the beat goes on and on__
You can't resist the temptation, you hear in my songs__
Well just don't get angry, well just by following me__
I got to tell you the music, this music will set you free__

Just give me my music, with a guitar in my hand__
And I'll be the happiest man, in this whole damn land__

Discography

The songs I perform, I write.

Set List


Although I perform original songs, I also add some of your favorite cover tunes.
Got My Mojo Working, Mrs. Robinson, I Shot the Sheriff, Daydream, On the Road Again, Teach Your Children, Dream Lover, and Love Potion No.9